Rescued

You know how Spring comes?

Melting all the snow you dreaded pushing through;
heavy to shovel out of the way

You carved hours of time
planning to buy a shovel
and spend some quality time with your driveway

Knowing that when avoided,
the beauty of snow today
will become slick and untrustworthy tomorrow

But Spring slipped in unannounced
warming all it touched,
giving back your time and saving the resources marked “designated for winter”

I’ve dreamed of being rescued like that.

Facing the overwhelming reality of all that must be done
and just how much it will cost…

But in a still moment, hearing Spring say
“I know you can carry the weight
handle the work
tenaciously plow through all that you see

but save time
and write ‘rest’ into your story
because today, I melt the snow..”